Sunday, April 1, 2012

Canon Powers hot ELPH 500

Canon Powers hot ELPH 500 

the Canon IXUS 310 HS, Powers hot ELPH 500 HS as it's known in North America is Canon's latest touch-screen compact. The ELPH 500 HS has a 4.4x stabilized optical zoom with wide f2.0 maximum aperture and an ultra-wide angle 24mm maximum field of view well as the automatic shooting modes you'd expect, it also sports Program Aperture and Shutter-priority exposure modes---and can shoot Full HD video at 1080p.
With its combination of touch-screen operation, high quality video--semi exposure modes and good low-light performance, ELPH 500 HS will undoubtedly appeal to enthusiast photographers and videographers compared it against the Sony Cyber-shot TX10 and Panasonic Lummox FX77 / FX78, two similarly priced touch-screen models that share some of the  ELPH 500 HS's core but also have something different to offer.

ELPH 500 HS shares the same 'choc-ice' styling of earlier wide-screen ELPH models--and our brown review sample made the analogy even more fitting. The IXUS 310 HS / ELPH 500 HS continues the trend for Canon touch-screen compacts to eschew physical controls. The absence of a video 'mode' (you press a record screen icon to start shooting video in any stills mode) means you have to frame up your shot inthe camera then switchingwhen recording starts. The touch-screen doesn't feel as responsive as some of the earlier touch-screen IXUS models I've reviewed though.

Less impressive is teethe ELPH 500 HS's battery life - around 180 shots from the fully charged NB-6L Lithium Ion battery.
Canon ELPH 500 HS lens and stabilization
The ELPH 500 HS lens has a range of 24 - 105mm (equivalent) and a maximum aperture at the 24mm setting of f2.0. Canon ELPH 500 HS shooting modes.

In Auto mode the ELPH 500 HS uses scene detection to enhance automatic exposure and Face Aria, both of which are extremely effective. Canon  ELPH 500 HS movie modes.

Additionally there are two dedicated movie modes - frame movie and Super Slow Motion movie. Super Slow Motion movie has two speed options - 240fps mode records at the 320 x 240 resolution while 120fps mode records at 640 x 480 with playback speeds at 30fps of 1/4 and 1/8 real time respectively.

If the idea of an almost-all-touch screen camera appeals to you, the Canon Powers hot Alpha 500 HS ($300) is one of the best point-and-shoot options in that class. But it's becoming clear that touch screen-operated cameras are a significantly different beast than traditional cameras with similar specs. The touch interface is well-implemented—the Auto mode and scene presets operate smoothly.

Shooting modes and features
You get plenty of shooting modes in the Powers hot Alpha 500 HS, which combines tried-and-true Canon in-camera options with a few brand-new selections.
The camera also records 1080p high-definition video at 24 frames per second; you're can use the Color Accent and Miniature Effect modes when shooting video, too.

Performance, image quality, and video quality
The Alpha 500HS generated an overall imaging score of Very Good, with an aggregate image-quality score higher than that of the esteemed Canon Powers hot S95.

Overall video quality was rated as Good, but the Canon Powers hot Alpha 500 HS's video mode doesn't do the best job in low-light situations.
Touch screen interface.

One slight hassle is the five  of icons to scroll through in the on-screen menus—needed to accommodate the camera's 26 distinct shooting modes. You also don't always have access to the camera's Menu button, depending on the shooting mode you are in. In some cases, the focus point also floats away a bit from the intended subject, and the touch-focus controls aren't available in the camera's movie mode. In addition to your standard touch screen-controlled menu navigation.

the Powers hot Alpha 500 HS also boasts a few gesture controls for navigating image and video playback. The Canon Powers hot Alpha 500 HS is essentially a touch screen-operated version of another very good Canon camera, the Powers hot SD4000 IS, with a few extras added. Thanks to its standout image quality, versatile shooting features, well-done UI, and bright F2.0 lens, it's an excellent choice for anyone seeking a touch-controlled compact camera.

The Canon HS SYSTEM takes the frustration out of low light shooting. Working together with the CMOS sensor to deliver the HS SYSTEM is Canon's advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise and delivers high speed image processing.

Get high-speed shooting in a point-and-shoot camera: High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.2fps and Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow slow motion playback.

From portraits to landscapes to action scenes, the Powers hot "ELPH 500 HS" digital camera has you covered whether you're shooting stills or videos.

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